In an emergency, you may be stuck at home for three days or more.
You probably have most of the things you need already. You don’t have to have them all in one place, but you might have to find them in a hurry and/or in the dark. Figure out what supplies you need and make a plan to work out what you need to get your family through.
In a disaster, you may not be able to use your normal toilet if sewerage lines are broken or damaged. The Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has information on how to make and use an emergency toilet.
Plan ahead for what you will do if you are in your car when an emergency happens. A flood, snow storm or major traffic accident could leave you stranded in your vehicle for some time.
Keep up to date with MetService weather forecasts.
The New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA) has information on traffic and travel to help you plan your route.
If you work away from home and roads are closed, you may need to walk home or to your agreed meeting place.
Find information on what emergency survival items you might need and what to put in your getaway bag on Get Ready, Get Thru. Available in multiple languages.
It’s up to you to make sure your family, and the people you care about, know what to do and that you all have what you need to get through on your own. Follow these easy steps to get your household ready.